Yalbillinga Boori Day Care celebrates nearly $800,000 in funding
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Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre celebrates nearly $800,000 in funding

by Freya Lucas

March 08, 2024

Cowra’s Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre will receive close to $800,000 in funding to construct a stand-alone preschool, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced.


$797,000 of  Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program funding will create an additional 15 places for preschoolers in the New South Wales town, Ms Cooke explained, congratulating Centre Manager Caroline Bamblett and her team on the outcome. 


“As the wonderful team at the centre will tell you, there’s always a waiting list, so today’s news means they can accommodate more children, which will provide great opportunities for local families,” she shared with local news source The Cowra Phoenix.


“This investment in the Yalbillinga Boori Day Care Centre is an investment in Cowra’s future, and a signal to families here and beyond, that this is a great place to raise children.”


Ms Cooke’s announcement follows news that the Cowra Early Childhood Services (CECS) has been awarded $3.7 million in government funding to build a new 60-place community pre-school, also thanks to the Start Strong Capital Works Grants Program.


“As the local member, ensuring we have access to these services is just so vital. It goes far beyond bricks and mortar; funding like this will literally change the lives of families and improve outcomes for our young ones, for generations to come,” Ms Cooke said.


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